CONTEMPORARY PASSIONS EXHIBITION PREVIEW: Hope Cove
Hope Cove is one of several paintings I’ll be showing at the the annual Contemporary Passions exhibition.
It’s only the second study of Hope Cove. The first was Hope Cove Fishing Gear, which is currently on display at Salcombe Art Club.
The second study of Hope Cove, is of the beach – with both modern and traditional crab pots being featured in the foreground.
HOPE COVE IS A PERFECT SUBJECT FOR AN ARTIST?
Yes! The village of Hope Cove and its beaches are protected by a line of dramatic rocks and sea walls, and the local fishing boats are moored to a series of chains which lead the eye to the sea. The cove is always busy with holidaymakers and fishermen.
But, fishermen and sailors are quick to notice detail. If I get something wrong, then, in their opinion, my painting loses credibility. So, before I start any new painting, I gather lots of photographic images to help me to meet with their expectations. To see how I make sure I don’t make any mistakes, read my Sketchbook notes for Hope Cove.
The image was so popular, it was used as the backdrop for a Treasure Hunt at the 2016 Fund Raising Day for Hope Cove Lifeboat. (The date for the 2017 Fund-Raising Day is 10 August.)
What is the Contemporary Passions exhibition?
My ‘contemporary passion’ for the 2017 Contemporary Passions exhibition is ‘places other than Salcombe’. For the past decade or so, I’ve focused on scenes within easy walking distance of my home in Salcombe, and I’ve painted over 100 of them.
WHEN IS THE CONTEMPORARY PASSIONS EXHIBITION?
Tuesday 6 June until Sunday 18 June 2017
Open daily 10 am – 5 pm (closing at 4 pm on the last day)
WHERE IS THE CONTEMPORARY PASSIONS EXHIBITION?
The Contemporary Passions exhibition will be at Harbour House, The Promenade, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1JD
WANT TO MEET THE ARTISTS?
There will be an opportunity to meet the artists on Tuesday 6 June, 6-8 pm.
I will also be stewarding all day on Saturday 10 June and on the morning of Saturday 17 June.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Admission is free!